KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS
Chronic vulnerability: recurrent shocks (droughts, floods, epidemics, locust), chronic poverty and market instability have contributed to the deterioration of livelihoods and to a lack of opportunities for youth.
The presence of State administration and access to basic social services remain limited in areas of insecurity in parts of the north and center of Mali which increases the vulnerability of communities.
WFP Bangladesh is developing a new Country Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020, to be approved by WFP’s Executive Board in February 2017.
WFP is providing emergency food assistance to 56,000 people in Southern Bangladesh following the effects of Cyclone Roanu. WFP is now coordinating an assessment of remaining humanitarian needs in Cox’s Bazar district, aiming to help families recover from the disaster.
Preliminary results of the national immunisation coverage survey show evidence of improved immunisation coverage since 2013
The refurbished National and Shefa Provincial Vacine Storage facilities opened - facilities now meet WHO international standards
Training for health workers on vaccine management, disease surveillance and health education on immunisation rolled out across Vanuatu
After fleeing drought in Andhra Pradesh State, Manikamma’s tiny shack in India’s capital is now periodically swamped with fetid water when heavy rains flood the shantytown she now calls home.
She had no choice but to sell off her land and remaining cattle at cut-rate prices, and bring her two children to this overcrowded cluster of huts constructed from tarpaulins and other scavenged materials in New Delhi.
Experiences in 3 case study areas in Viet Nam, Nepal, and the Philippines indicate that there is an opportunity to leverage existing incentive and/or investment programs to encourage investment in disaster risk reduction.
The rapid growth of urban areas has often resulted in the siting of poorly designed infrastructure and assets in hazard-prone areas, increasing disaster risk.
KARACHI: As heavy rains have been forecast to begin this week with the early onset of monsoon this year, the meteorological department also predicts ‘urban flooding’ in Karachi and Hyderabad in the wake of 10 to 20 per cent more than average rainfall and ‘poor’ drainage infrastructure of the two cities.
By KALBE ALI
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Friday said monsoon rains will likely start in the country during the coming week, most probably either on Monday or Tuesday in the upper parts of the country.
All concerned departments are on alert after the Met Office put out a warning alert.
Talking to Dawn, Met Office Director General Ghulam Rasool said widespread construction in Islamabad especially that on hills and drains may lead to urban flooding.
The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.
Peshawar (June 22, 2016): Provincial Disaster Management Authority KP has prepared a contingency plan for upcoming monsoon season, the PDMA in coordination with NDMA are actively pursuing a proactive approach to disaster management. In this connection, a provincial level meeting was chaired by Chairman NDMA Major General(R) Asghar Nawaz at PDMA KP headquarter Peshawar. The participants of the meeting included senior PDMA KP and FDMA officials.
Nicaragua, 25 de Junio 2016
Fuente: La Nueva Radio Ya
La marea alta y fuerte oleaje que desde tempranas experimenta las aguas del balneario de Pochomil ocasionó que varias enramadas quedaran inundadas y que las familias de la zona se pusieran en alerta.
Doña Isabel Lanzas Peralta, se quedó sin la enramada ubicada frente a la playa, luego que las fuertes olas la derribaran. “Desde las 5 de la mañana el mar ha estado picado y con esas grandes olas”, finalizó doña Isabel.
By Shu Liu and Wuyang Peng, IFRC
A powerful tornado accompanied by torrential rain and hailstorms ripped through several cities in Jiangsu Province in the east of China.
The storm, which struck last Thursday afternoon, caused at least 98 deaths and injured more than 800 people. Two hundred people remain in a critical condition.
The Red Cross Society of China Jiangsu Branch immediately sent 500 tents, 1,000 family kits and 3,000 jackets from its warehouses in Shanghai and Hangzhou to support relief efforts in Funing County, the worst affected area.
NANJING, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of rescuers and emergency workers have been saving lives and restoring order to counties in east China's Jiangsu Province after a fierce tornado killed 98 people and left 846 injured.
A powerful tornado and hailstorm pummelled through farmland and factories in the Yancheng City of Jiangsu on Thursday afternoon.
By Saturday, a total of 744 people remain hospitalized and 102 people have been discharged after treatment. About 20 of the injured are in critical conditions, local rescue headquarters said.
Guatemala - 06/23/2016
Declaran estado de calamidad en Jerez, departamento Jutiapa: Al 23 de junio de 2016 Las autoridades guatemaltecas declararon estado de calamidad por 30 días, como consecuencia de las fuertes lluvias que han generado deslaves en el municipio de Jerez departamento de Jutiapa, que han producido daños a la infraestructura vial, habitacional, escolar, de salud y otras.
En el marco del proyecto “Fortalecimiento Institucional para la Gestión Integrada del Riesgo de Desastres con enfoque en Inundaciones y Sequías, tomando el agua como factor de riesgo” se llevó a cabo el primer ciclo de capacitaciones sobre Administración del Riesgo de Inundaciones.
Honduras, 24 de Junio 2016
Fuente: La Prensa
Las marejadas que se reportaron en el sector costero de Cedeño han provocado inundaciones en al menos 40 viviendas de la zona.
Los reportes de la Comisión Permanente de Contingencias (Copeco) establecen que el aumento en el oleaje afectó a 100 familias, las cuales recibirán ayuda gubernamental a través de comida por trabajo.